Hate crimes targeting British mosques more than double in a year

  • Police recorded 110 hate crimes directed at Muslim places of worship between March and July this year, up from 47 over the same six month period in 2016.
  • Incidents have included offensive graffiti, bacon left on door handles, violent assaults on worshippers, bomb threats and arson, according to a Press Association investigation.
  • Following the attacks in Manchester and London, both police forces registered spikes in hate crime.
  • The biggest increase was seen by Greater Manchester Police which recorded nine incidents this year after recording zero last year.

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